Tag: Drama

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Chandni Chowk – Review (1954)

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In Romance
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On October 24, 2011
Hira Films’ “Chandni Chowk”, justifies its title by pro­viding a superbly-mounted musical romane of a time when Chandni Chowk, the glittering an­cient locality of Old Delhi, was the centre of attraction for people from all parts of India. Deftly designed in a suspense-packed screenplay by I.S. Johar, and cleverly and imaginatively directed by B. R. […]

Slackistan (2010)

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On August 25, 2011

As home productions are quite rare, the Pakistani audience is always excited whenever there’s a new project coming out, whether it be a completely local production (like Slackistan) or an Indian

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Doctor (1941) – Review

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In Social
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On June 18, 2011
Poverty, disease, superstition and caste distinctions were all targets of a subtle yet powerful attack in New Theatres’ “Doctor” which came in 1941, a year after the original Bengali version, from which it had been dubbed and re-edited by director-editor Subodh Miter. In keeping with the tradition of B. N. Sircar’s famous banner, this film […]
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The May Lady is about the tribulations of a 42-year­old divorcee caught between motherhood and womanhood in a society where values are constantly changing. The protago­nist, Forough Kia, is a filmmaker assigned to make a TV documentary on the subject of the perfect Iranian mother. Her name sets the tone of the story: it brings […]

Tees Maar Khan (2010)

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On January 2, 2011

Farah Khan’s latest film is a box office hit but fails to be more than skin deep “Acting is like chewing gum,” Tabrez Khan aka Tees Maar Khan tells his sweetheart Anya in the film. “It loses i

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Band Baaja Baaraat (2010)

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On December 26, 2010
January 2010: Pyaar Impossible! – aka Uday Chopra’s Face Impossible! Predictable geek-gets-girl rom-com plays like Shrek for the Bollywood-lovin’ junta; fails. May 2010: Badmaash Company – aka Lol, Aditya Chopra, what you smokin’, bro? ‘Honesty is the best policy’ theme stretched thin [all 2.5 hours of it.] The climax: Hero saves the day by marketing […]
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